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Mohawk Group captures prestigious awards, accolades at NeoCon

unnamedChicago—Mohawk Group received several prestigious design awards and other accolades at NeoCon 2016. Held annually in at the Merchandise Mart here, NeoCon is the largest trade show for interior design professionals in North America.

At the annual event, Mohawk Group presented new product collections and customer experiences by expanding boundaries and taking flooring to a new level of design versatility. The company’s Expand Your Boundaries theme was revealed through a broadened line of product options and a completely renovated showroom (Merchandise Mart space 3-377) designed by Innocad. The packed showroom was abuzz with an overwhelmingly positive response to the new products from the A&D community.

For the third consecutive year, Interior Design magazine conducted the HiP (Honoring Industry People + Product) Awards to recognize individuals and product solutions in the design industry. HiP people were selected by a distinguished juried panel while product winners were selected by popular vote online. According to Interior Design magazine, more than 15,000 people voted in the competition. Royce Epstein, Mohawk’s director of design segment, captured the Rising Star, Manufacturer HiP Award, while Geometry took top HiP honors in the education/government/institutional flooring category. Mike Gallman, Mohawk’s vice president of product management, was an honoree in the HiP Leader, Manufacturer category. Serenity Carpet Tile, Onyx Definity by Durkan, Grown Up and Topography were also recognized as HiP Award honorees. Mohawk’s Topography also earned the Best of NeoCon Product Innovation Award. Sponsored by Contract magazine, the Best of NeoCon Awards is an annual juried competition for new products that reflect the greatest in design excellence and innovation.

Other accolades included a #MetropolisLikes honor, given to Moonscapes by the editors of Metropolis magazine. Moonscapes was created by the Mohawk Design Studio in conjunction with Austrian firm 13&9. The social media-based award program recognizes emerging design trends and innovation at design industry events such as NeoCon.

Finally, Mohawk Group is proud to announce Buildings has selected Serenity carpet tile as a 2016 Product Innovations Merit Award winner. Serenity was evaluated by the Buildings editorial staff for innovation and sustainability features that it offers to building owners and facility managers.

For more details on Mohawk Group’s presence at NeoCon 2016, visit the company’s interactive microsite at

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Tarkett recognized at NeoCon 2016

A selection from Collections Infinies, winner of NeoCon Gold.
A selection from Collections Infinies, which won NeoCon Gold.

Solon, OhioTarkett has been recognized at this year’s NeoCon with four prestigious Best of NeoCon awards, two Metropolis Likes, one HiP Winner and four HiP Honoree awards for its innovative product introduction.

“This year at NeoCon, we were astounded by the quality of design and product innovation across the industry,” said Jonathan Klinger, chief marketing officer for Tarkett North America. “To be recognized among these industry leaders is truly an honor.”

Tarkett products from both hard and soft surface categories were recognized amongst a record-breaking number of entries in Contract magazine’s prestigious Best of NeoCon Awards. Open Archive by Tandus Centiva received the Contract Best of NeoCon Gold award in the Carpet – Broadloom category for OverStitch and Moquette. Tarkett’s world premiere of digitally printed LVT, Collections Infinies, won Best of NeoCon Gold in the Flooring – Hard Surface category. Two of only ten industry-wide Innovation Awards were received by Tarkett for Open Archive Modular: Cache Tweed and GeoKnit by Tandus Centiva and Mesto Configurations by Johnsonite.

Tarkett’s Collections Infinies was also a standout with Interior Design’s HiP Awards, winning the Workplace Flooring – Hard Surface category. The company received HiP Honoree Awards for iQ One in the Health & Wellness Flooring category; Tandus Centiva’s MetalEdge Trim in the Accessories category; Jhane Barnes’ LightSpeed and Velocity for Education Flooring; and Open Archive Broadloom: OverStitch and Moquette in the Hospitality Flooring category.

Metropolis Likes honored Tarkett for iQ One and Tandus Centiva’s Open Archive collection.

“It’s an exciting time at Tarkett for the introduction of Collections Infinies,” said Chris Stulpin, senior vice president of design for Tarkett North America. “We are offering a flooring solution unlike anything else on the market. To be recognized at such a prestigious industry event speaks volumes of the hard work and collaboration that went into making this collection a reality.”

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DuChâteau Wall Coverings takes home Best of NeoCon gold

slack_for_ios_upload_1024-3Chicago—DuChâteau’s Wall Coverings was awarded Best of NeoCon 2016 Gold in the Wall Treatments category.

In this year’s competition, 90 awards were distributed for contract furnishing products, including nine Innovation Awards and a Best of Competition Award. DuChâteau was up against some of the toughest competition that delivered striking and cutting-edge products. That being said, DuChâteau is humbled to come out on top, the company said, showcasing its newest Wall Covering designs—Metamorphosis, Tresses and Crest—available in 13 different finishes with the newest addition of gold.

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Mannington Commercial captures Best of Neocon, HiP awards

Divergent LVT and modular carpet companion collections, winner of NeoCon gold.
Divergent LVT and modular carpet companion collections, winner of NeoCon gold.

Chicago—Mannington Commercial, a leader in flooring for commercial interiors, has won Best of NeoCon Gold and Silver awards and an Honoring Industry People (HiP) award. The company received the Gold award in the Healthcare Flooring category for its Divergent modular carpet and Divergent LVT companion collections. The Infused collection of LVT captured NeoCon silver and the HiP award.

Inspired by nature and designed for a variety of healthcare, retail, hospitality and corporate applications, the Divergent line of carpet complements and completes Divergent LVT launched in April 2016. Divergent LVT is available in 18 x 18 and 18 x 36 formats, while carpet is available in 18 x 36 planks. The cohesiveness of the two Divergent collections is more than visual: Mannington’s Seam+Advantage can chemically weld the LVT and carpet together, creating seamless transitions without transition strips.

Made with renewable materials and pre-consumer content, Divergent LVT is finished with Quantum Guard HP, the highest performing urethane for greater scratch and stain resistance and enhanced slip retardance. Divergent carpet is manufactured Econyl 100% regenerated nylon 6.6 for superior stain resistance and appearance retention. Both lines can be reclaimed and closed-loop recycled through Mannington’s LOOP.

Designed by OneGlobal—a network of principal-led design firms in 18 cities across North America—the Innovative collection is a modern interpretation of LVT consisting of five patterns created to be mixed and remixed so that it matches the vision of any designer. Each pattern is available in 9 x 9 and 2.5 x 36 formats with a 20 mil wear layer for affordability and durability. The collection is manufactured using patented Quantum Guard HP, an aluminum oxide top coat cured by an ultraviolet process that enhances scratch, stain and slip resistance. It is available with Mannington’s advanced underlayment technology, which meets or exceeds all IIC sound requirements. While applicable to any market segment, the Infused collection is especially well suited to retail, hospitality and corporate.

The Best of NeoCon competition is sponsored by Contract magazine, Merchandise Mart Properties, The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and The McMorrow Reports for Facilities Management.

Interior Design magazine’s HiP awards recognize individuals in the design industry as well as product solutions. Winners are selected by popular vote online.

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Best of NeoCon awards presented

best-of-neocon-2014-fullChicago—The Best of NeoCon awards were presented Monday morning at the opening of the annual commercial interior furnishings show.

Awards in floor covering were as follows.Chicago, IL, June 9, 2014 — The Best of NeoCon awards were presented Monday morning at the opening of the annual commercial interior furnishings show.

Awards in floorcovering were as follows:

Silver, Milliken, for Dissemblage

Modular Carpet:
Gold, Patcraft, for Mixed Material
Silver, Shaw Contract Group, for Design Journey: Novice and Master Collections

Hard Surface:
Gold, Tandus Centiva, for Substrate Collection
Silver, USFContract, for Stratum Collection

Carpet Fiber Award:
Gold, Aquafil, for Econyl

Heathcare Award:
Gold, Shaw Contract Group, for Collective Time Collection
Silver, Tandus Centiva, for Tapis Collection

Innovation Award:
Tandus Centiva, for Mixed Message Collection





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Tandus wins five NeoCon awards

Tandus' Narrative hybrid resilient flooring won an Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring and a Gold Award for Hard Surface Flooring.
Tandus’ Narrative hybrid resilient flooring won an Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring and a Gold Award for Hard Surface Flooring.

Chicago – Tandus won widespread recognition at NeoCon, winning four Best of NeoCon Awards and the Grand Prize for Flooring Solutions in Building magazine’s Innovations Awards. At Best of NeoCon, Narrative hybrid resilient flooring won an Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring and a Gold Award for Hard Surface Flooring. The Grasscloth broadloom collection took Gold in Healthcare Flooring, and Presage was honored with Silver for Broadloom Carpet. In the Innovations Awards, two Tandus collections – Big City/Bright Lights and Restoration – won the Grand Prize in the Flooring Solutions category for a new yarn system that extends the modular carpets’ performance.  Continue reading Tandus wins five NeoCon awards

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Mohawk Group wins Best of NeoCon silver award

Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 2.34.08 PMDaltonMohawk Group is pleased to announce its Best of NeoCon silver award this year. The company’s DesignFLEX Visualizer tool was recognized in the software technology category for its innovation and design utility. DesignFLEX Visualizer, an accompanying tool for Mohawk Group’s leading modular products, gives architects and designers the freedom to explore—to combine the patterns and colors of these versatile modular collections into an entirely new, total floor aesthetic. Continue reading Mohawk Group wins Best of NeoCon silver award

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Shaw Commercial earns Best of NeoCon Silver Award

SCHS_Chordinates _Multiphonic_NeoconDalton—For the second year in a row, Shaw Commercial Hard Surface has earned a Best of NeoCon award. Chordinates, Shaw’s latest commercial sheet vinyl, has captured the Silver Award in the healthcare flooring category.

“Shaw Commercial Hard Surface is excited to be a Best of NeoCon winner for the second year in a row,” said Steve DeCarlo, vice president, commercial hard surface. “Our team has done a great job of creating products that are as timeless in design as they are durable. The collection is comprised of solid BassTones and Striped ChromaTones. “Chordinates offers an innovative color system that combines in a way that is both flexible and highly functional. It is ideal for creating coordinated spaces throughout a facility.” Continue reading Shaw Commercial earns Best of NeoCon Silver Award

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Tandus captures two gold awards at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada

Tandus Flooring’s NeedleTech Collection and DV8 turned heads during their debuts at NeoCon 2012 and the attention hasn’t stopped there. The NeedleTech Collection, Best of NeoCon winner Gold in broadloom, received another Gold award in the respective category at this year’s IIDEX and was the only winner in the category. DV8, a striking style, captured the heart of the judges with an IIDEX Gold award in the extremely competitive modular category.   Continue reading Tandus captures two gold awards at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada